Refugee FAQs

The number of refugees and humanitarian entrants Australia accepts has varied in recent years. As of 2015-2016, Australia accepted 17,555 refugees in total.

This figure includes: 6,730 refugees, 5,032 special humanitarian entrants, 2,003 people granted onshore protection visas, 1,277 women deemed to be ‘at risk’, and 3,790 people granted visas under the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver additional humanitarian places to people displaced by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. (SSI and RCOA)

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Arash Bordbar has a global ambition for helping young refugees

Arash 240 webArash Bordbar, who came to Australia as a refugee, is taking his passion to help others to an international level in a bid to shed light on the issues affecting young refugees and people seeking asylum.

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